Clinical Psychologist, Psy.D.
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"We all have areas of growth and great strengths. My approach to therapy honors your strengths and uses them to enhance personal growth. I have a passion for working with people who experience issues related to identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I want to assist in helping you reach your goals and long-term emotional health. I have experience working with diverse communities in a variety of mental health settings. I specialize in working with those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and have additional specialized experience working with those who have experienced trauma."
Lesbian
(312) 516-2331
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Lesbian
"We all have areas of growth and great strengths. My approach to therapy honors your strengths and uses them to enhance personal growth. I have a passion for working with people who experience issues related to identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and relationships. I want to assist in helping you reach your goals and long-term emotional health. I have experience working with diverse communities in a variety of mental health settings. I specialize in working with those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and have additional specialized experience working with those who have experienced trauma."
Melisa B Bailey, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"As a psychologist, I believe that the most important factors in therapy are a good fit for the client and a working relationship where clients feel heard and understood. In working with clients, I start with learning about what a person's life looks like, both what is working and what clients would like to change. I often describe the work as a client and myself examining the different sides of an issue together, and that it is the client who decides what to do with the information."
Lesbian
(773) 295-4969
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Lesbian
"As a psychologist, I believe that the most important factors in therapy are a good fit for the client and a working relationship where clients feel heard and understood. In working with clients, I start with learning about what a person's life looks like, both what is working and what clients would like to change. I often describe the work as a client and myself examining the different sides of an issue together, and that it is the client who decides what to do with the information."
Emma Bonanno,
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"While working with both individuals and couples, my areas of clinical expertise are within the LGBTQ population including, but not limited to, struggles with gender identity. I work with adults/adolescents confronting anxiety, depression, mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, PTSD, grief / loss, self-harm, and chronic stress. My work is always approached in a spirit of collaboration with you to choose the most effective methods of meeting your self-established and recommended goals. My clinical style is warm and collaborative, helping you locate and build upon the strengths you already have in order to create change."
Lesbian
(773) 355-4236
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Lesbian
"While working with both individuals and couples, my areas of clinical expertise are within the LGBTQ population including, but not limited to, struggles with gender identity. I work with adults/adolescents confronting anxiety, depression, mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, PTSD, grief / loss, self-harm, and chronic stress. My work is always approached in a spirit of collaboration with you to choose the most effective methods of meeting your self-established and recommended goals. My clinical style is warm and collaborative, helping you locate and build upon the strengths you already have in order to create change."
Megan 'megz' Roberts
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60630
"Clients seek me out for help with racing thoughts, restlessness, dwelling on past or future events, loneliness, and disconnection. Many describe me as a curious, enthusiastic therapist who helps them feel comfortable in their true selves. You don’t need to be a dancer or athlete to work with me! I'm confident in “talk therapy,” which integrates mindfulness-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems, or in sessions that integrate movement exercises. All of my methods empower you to sidestep circular, intrusive thinking. "
Lesbian
(872) 469-7421
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60630
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Lesbian
"Clients seek me out for help with racing thoughts, restlessness, dwelling on past or future events, loneliness, and disconnection. Many describe me as a curious, enthusiastic therapist who helps them feel comfortable in their true selves. You don’t need to be a dancer or athlete to work with me! I'm confident in “talk therapy,” which integrates mindfulness-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems, or in sessions that integrate movement exercises. All of my methods empower you to sidestep circular, intrusive thinking. "
Linda Bartoli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60615
"As a licensed clinical social worker, I work side by side with individuals, couples, and families as their life cycle progresses. Sessions focus on increasing one's emotional and mental wellness. Typical issues I work with include anxiety, adjustments, life changes, gender, identity, loss, grief and trauma. I use the past, present, and future to produce insight and behavioral change. I encourage and work with clients to find balance, increase resilience, and to improve communicating their needs and desires."
Lesbian
(312) 818-5619
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60615
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Lesbian
"As a licensed clinical social worker, I work side by side with individuals, couples, and families as their life cycle progresses. Sessions focus on increasing one's emotional and mental wellness. Typical issues I work with include anxiety, adjustments, life changes, gender, identity, loss, grief and trauma. I use the past, present, and future to produce insight and behavioral change. I encourage and work with clients to find balance, increase resilience, and to improve communicating their needs and desires."
Chuck Culpepper, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"Do you feel like you have tried everything to make the changes you desire? You fall into a habit that you know has put stress on other areas of your life, such as your relationships, work, and your overall mental and physical health. You feel like at the time that was the only way you knew how to cope with the distressing event or troubling emotions. It can feel hopeless when you have tried everything you could to make that change. Just remember, you did your best with what you had at that time. The idea of trying to make this change can feel overwhelming, but help is here. You no longer have to feel defined by the problem!"
Lesbian
(312) 729-5376
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Lesbian
"Do you feel like you have tried everything to make the changes you desire? You fall into a habit that you know has put stress on other areas of your life, such as your relationships, work, and your overall mental and physical health. You feel like at the time that was the only way you knew how to cope with the distressing event or troubling emotions. It can feel hopeless when you have tried everything you could to make that change. Just remember, you did your best with what you had at that time. The idea of trying to make this change can feel overwhelming, but help is here. You no longer have to feel defined by the problem!"
Allison Burque, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60622
"*Not accepting new clients until February 2020* As a licensed clinical social worker, I offer therapy in an affirming environment where individuals share concerns about their current and past challenges. I work collaboratively with clients to help them gain insight into their lives, feel understood in their struggles, develop tools to create meaningful and sustainable relationships, and move towards a healthier, more balanced life. I see each individual as an expert in their own experience and I will work with you to tailor therapy sessions to your personal goals, strengths, and coping skills."
Lesbian
(773) 886-1296
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Lesbian
"*Not accepting new clients until February 2020* As a licensed clinical social worker, I offer therapy in an affirming environment where individuals share concerns about their current and past challenges. I work collaboratively with clients to help them gain insight into their lives, feel understood in their struggles, develop tools to create meaningful and sustainable relationships, and move towards a healthier, more balanced life. I see each individual as an expert in their own experience and I will work with you to tailor therapy sessions to your personal goals, strengths, and coping skills."
Jamie Gayle, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60601
"Our staff is comprised of therapists who are deeply committed to helping our clients fulfill their diverse individual potentials and to embrace the full spectrum of their needs and authentic passions. Through a process of self-exploration within a uniquely affirming, validating therapeutic environment, we endeavor to assist our clients in building healthier relationships with themselves (often manifesting in increased self-confidence and improved coping skills) and with others (deepening those relationships and the capacity to be oneself within them)."
Lesbian
(773) 750-3505
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Lesbian
"Our staff is comprised of therapists who are deeply committed to helping our clients fulfill their diverse individual potentials and to embrace the full spectrum of their needs and authentic passions. Through a process of self-exploration within a uniquely affirming, validating therapeutic environment, we endeavor to assist our clients in building healthier relationships with themselves (often manifesting in increased self-confidence and improved coping skills) and with others (deepening those relationships and the capacity to be oneself within them)."
Erica Claman, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60602
"From time to time we all get trapped in patterns and ways of thinking and feeling that don't feel good to us. Therapy provides a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental connection that allows you to better understand yourself: your feelings, thought patterns, and relationships with others. While the primary goal of therapy is to find relief from your immediate distress, the self-knowledge you will gain in therapy will help you cope with problems that arise long after therapy is over. I view therapy as a unique, collaborative process in which you work toward discovering your own truths, great and small."
Lesbian
(312) 219-9392
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Lesbian
"From time to time we all get trapped in patterns and ways of thinking and feeling that don't feel good to us. Therapy provides a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental connection that allows you to better understand yourself: your feelings, thought patterns, and relationships with others. While the primary goal of therapy is to find relief from your immediate distress, the self-knowledge you will gain in therapy will help you cope with problems that arise long after therapy is over. I view therapy as a unique, collaborative process in which you work toward discovering your own truths, great and small."
Behavioral Health at Center on Halsted, Psychologist
Psychologist, LCSW, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"For more than 30 years, Center on Halsted has helped Chicago's LGBTQ community and caring allies meet their behavioral health needs. Our team of therapists offers a number of different services and opportunities for community members, including Psychotherapy, Therapy Groups, Psychotherapy for Survivors of Violence, and Letters of Support for Gender Affirming Surgeries. Our Behavioral Health phone line operates as a bank of information about our services (including scheduling an initial screening), community resources, and possible referrals. These services are offered both in English and Spanish."
Lesbian
(773) 657-2925 x460
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Lesbian
"For more than 30 years, Center on Halsted has helped Chicago's LGBTQ community and caring allies meet their behavioral health needs. Our team of therapists offers a number of different services and opportunities for community members, including Psychotherapy, Therapy Groups, Psychotherapy for Survivors of Violence, and Letters of Support for Gender Affirming Surgeries. Our Behavioral Health phone line operates as a bank of information about our services (including scheduling an initial screening), community resources, and possible referrals. These services are offered both in English and Spanish."
Kanika Shukul, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60640
"I strongly believe in every individual's ability to bring about meaningful changes through self-awareness. A trusting relationship between a client and therapist offers a safe space to reflect on our experiences, our histories that we carry with us, and the way in which these histories impact our present experiences. I understand that every client's personal journey is unique; therefore, my approach is tailored to fit the specific needs of each client."
Lesbian
(312) 985-9746
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60640
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Lesbian
"I strongly believe in every individual's ability to bring about meaningful changes through self-awareness. A trusting relationship between a client and therapist offers a safe space to reflect on our experiences, our histories that we carry with us, and the way in which these histories impact our present experiences. I understand that every client's personal journey is unique; therefore, my approach is tailored to fit the specific needs of each client."
Julie Johnson, MA, LCPC, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60618
"I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma. Trauma can leave a person feeling numb, disconnected as if your life has been turned upside down. I would like to assist you with your healing journey. My focus is a Holistic approach to helping people recover and heal after a traumatic event and learn new ways of coping and managing their traumatic responses. When someone does not heal from a traumatic event, they can develop Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) depression, and/or anxiety."
Lesbian
(773) 809-3919
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60618
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Lesbian
"I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma. Trauma can leave a person feeling numb, disconnected as if your life has been turned upside down. I would like to assist you with your healing journey. My focus is a Holistic approach to helping people recover and heal after a traumatic event and learn new ways of coping and managing their traumatic responses. When someone does not heal from a traumatic event, they can develop Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) depression, and/or anxiety."
Tolaya Geredine, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60605
"Welcome! Are you ready to do the InnerWork required to launch into being your BEST self? If so, I am more than happy to be the professional support that you need. Together we can explore the very things that linger beneath the surface that may be getting in your way! So, congratulations on making a step toward one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself; self-improvement through reflection, courage, & coaching/therapy! I would be honored to walk with you on that journey."
Lesbian
(312) 626-3280
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Lesbian
"Welcome! Are you ready to do the InnerWork required to launch into being your BEST self? If so, I am more than happy to be the professional support that you need. Together we can explore the very things that linger beneath the surface that may be getting in your way! So, congratulations on making a step toward one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself; self-improvement through reflection, courage, & coaching/therapy! I would be honored to walk with you on that journey."
Max N Beshers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60625
"In my 6 years of practice as a psychotherapist, I have worked with people who are survivors of extreme trauma, people who have experienced past abuse, people who are suicidal, and people with severe and chronic mental illness. I have supported trans people through the process of coming out, gender transition, and accessing gender affirming health care. I have worked with many people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, nonbinary, and gender fluid. I am myself a member of the LGBTQ community. I look forward to hearing from you and learning about your story. Please email or call me to set up a free phone consultation. "
Lesbian
(217) 472-4109
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60625
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Lesbian
"In my 6 years of practice as a psychotherapist, I have worked with people who are survivors of extreme trauma, people who have experienced past abuse, people who are suicidal, and people with severe and chronic mental illness. I have supported trans people through the process of coming out, gender transition, and accessing gender affirming health care. I have worked with many people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, nonbinary, and gender fluid. I am myself a member of the LGBTQ community. I look forward to hearing from you and learning about your story. Please email or call me to set up a free phone consultation. "
Michelle Fisher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60613
"My goal is to create a safe therapeutic environment where clients can feel accepted, heard and understood. I help my clients find their own strength and insight, which leads to healing, growth and self acceptance. My areas of interest include working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression and/or loss, LGBT clients and young adults."
Lesbian
(847) 380-8239
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Lesbian
"My goal is to create a safe therapeutic environment where clients can feel accepted, heard and understood. I help my clients find their own strength and insight, which leads to healing, growth and self acceptance. My areas of interest include working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression and/or loss, LGBT clients and young adults."
Candida Jacoby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60634
"I have experience working with individuals from different ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and spiritual backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of life’s challenging situations. I am dedicated to working with each client to help resolve temporary and deep rooted issues. One of the most important relationships you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. I assist clients in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, in order to move forward in their lives in a healthy and purposeful way. I am invested in treating the “whole” person with a focus on the mind body connection."
Lesbian
(773) 917-0553
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60634
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Lesbian
"I have experience working with individuals from different ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and spiritual backgrounds, who are experiencing a variety of life’s challenging situations. I am dedicated to working with each client to help resolve temporary and deep rooted issues. One of the most important relationships you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. I assist clients in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, in order to move forward in their lives in a healthy and purposeful way. I am invested in treating the “whole” person with a focus on the mind body connection."
Jacquelyn Pfeifer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
" As a relationship and family therapist, I provide a non-judgmental and affirming space that acknowledges and celebrates the beauty of human experience. I help couples, relationships and families to examine and create new patterns, communicate more openly and lovingly, and strengthen the relationships in their lives. My approach to therapy focuses on helping you to identify, explore, and, if helpful, lift constraints that may be interfering with the ability to live your definition of a healthy, balanced life. "
Lesbian
(872) 228-2308
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Lesbian
" As a relationship and family therapist, I provide a non-judgmental and affirming space that acknowledges and celebrates the beauty of human experience. I help couples, relationships and families to examine and create new patterns, communicate more openly and lovingly, and strengthen the relationships in their lives. My approach to therapy focuses on helping you to identify, explore, and, if helpful, lift constraints that may be interfering with the ability to live your definition of a healthy, balanced life. "
Ashley Kendall, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60657
"I specialize in the combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based techniques for working past anxiety, depression, and stress. CBT is active, hands on, and emphasizes a problem-solving approach to moving beyond obstacles. Mindfulness practice involves observing thoughts, feelings, and sensations with non-judgmental awareness, which can lead to deeper understanding of ourselves and greater contentment. Studies support CBT as the gold-standard psychotherapy for anxiety and depression, and show that mindfulness amplifies these effects, further decreasing distress, enhancing well-being, and even improving immune functioning."
Lesbian
(312) 646-4639
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60657
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Lesbian
"I specialize in the combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based techniques for working past anxiety, depression, and stress. CBT is active, hands on, and emphasizes a problem-solving approach to moving beyond obstacles. Mindfulness practice involves observing thoughts, feelings, and sensations with non-judgmental awareness, which can lead to deeper understanding of ourselves and greater contentment. Studies support CBT as the gold-standard psychotherapy for anxiety and depression, and show that mindfulness amplifies these effects, further decreasing distress, enhancing well-being, and even improving immune functioning."
Kristina Annerino, Counselor
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-II
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60655
""Become a priority in your life" --- I have experience with adolescents, adults, couples/families, and first responders. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, certified alcohol/drug counselor and a certified anger management specialist with experience in outpatient and residential facilities with a variety of populations. "
Lesbian
(872) 239-3491
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60655
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Lesbian
""Become a priority in your life" --- I have experience with adolescents, adults, couples/families, and first responders. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, certified alcohol/drug counselor and a certified anger management specialist with experience in outpatient and residential facilities with a variety of populations. "
Paige Hover, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, Illinois 60618
"I am a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in psychological testing for ADHD and beyond for students that were typically driven high achievers, but who are suddenly struggling. If you wonder if undiagnosed ADHD is the reason for your struggles, or this has been suggested by a therapist, a doctor, or someone at school, I can help. Difficulty focusing/poor concentration is a symptom of many diagnoses including anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorders, and Learning Disorders. I work with my clients to get an in-depth understanding of your symptoms and provide individualized recommendations to get back on track."
Lesbian
(312) 626-9156
Verified
Chicago, Illinois 60618
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Lesbian
"I am a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in psychological testing for ADHD and beyond for students that were typically driven high achievers, but who are suddenly struggling. If you wonder if undiagnosed ADHD is the reason for your struggles, or this has been suggested by a therapist, a doctor, or someone at school, I can help. Difficulty focusing/poor concentration is a symptom of many diagnoses including anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorders, and Learning Disorders. I work with my clients to get an in-depth understanding of your symptoms and provide individualized recommendations to get back on track."

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Lesbian Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are themselves lesbian. Rather, they specialize in helping with all aspects of being lesbian in Chicago. They help with lesbian couples in lesbian relationships, lesbianism and Chicago lesbian therapy issues that affect lesbian life.

If you're lesbian or are looking for help with lesbian issues in Chicago or for a Chicago lesbian therapist these professionals provide lesbian counseling, lesbian therapy and lesbian friendly care for lesbians or gays. They include lesbian friendly therapists plus lesbian therapists in Chicago, lesbian psychologists and lesbian counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Chicago are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Chicago you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Chicago and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Chicago or family therapy in Chicago.